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Significant Weather Advisory For Dekalb County Until 9:30 PM CDT

…SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY FOR DEKALB COUNTY UNTIL 930 PM CDT…. At 838 PM CDT, Doppler radar was tracking strong thunderstorms along. a line extending from near Fyffe to near Tabor Road. Movement was.


We are on WEATHER ALERT: Overnight storms enter our Alabama counties 1AM CT

The forecast continues to show signs of a much stronger event on the latest runs. This will be stronger than tis past Sunday’s storm system, which brought the EF-0 & 1 tornadoes. These could be stronger…


Gadsden police investigate bathroom incident involving minor girl at Gadsden Library

GADSDEN, AL (WBRC) - Gadsden police are investigating an incident, in which a man walked into a women's room at the Gadsden Public Library and was caught peeping at a young girl.


Central Alabama Wind Damage Reports

Here are wind damage reports from late this afternoon and this evening across Central Alabama:. There are scattered trees down all across Central Alabama this evening. A tree fell on a house in Pell City at 8 p.m. trapping the occupants.


Alabama among first states where shoppers can use food stamps on Amazon and Walmart online

The U.S. government is testing a plan to allow food-stamp purchases through grocers online, potentially opening a $61 billion annual market to companies such as Amazon.com Inc., Walmart Inc. and Instacart Inc.


Severe storms moving into Alabama

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Severe storms will move into Alabama late this afternoon. A few tornadoes, damaging winds and hail are possible with these storms. Share and stay weather aware!


300 law enforcement officers carry out predawn contraband raid at Alabama prison

Hundreds of law enforcement officers descended upon an Alabama prison Thursday morning in a joint operation targeting contraband. The Alabama Department of Corrections led the predawn raid at William C. Holman Correctional Facility beginning about 4:30 a.m. More than 300 officers took part in the ef


Tornado Threat Extending Farther North Into The Northern Half Of Central Alabama

Strong storms are approaching the state line and NWS Birmingham has gone ahead and issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for all of Sumter County until 5:30 pm. A few tornado warnings continue for a few counties in the eastern parts of Mississippi that we’ll need to watch as they approach the state.


James Spann: Threat of severe storms across Alabama tonight

WATCHING THE RADAR: A line of severe storms is along I-55 in Mississippi as I write this update; a few tornado warnings are in effect for line segments where storms are in rotation. But here in Alabama, all is calm; it is a warm, windy afternoon with a mix of sun and clouds and temperatures in the 7


Marshall County families brace for potential storms

As we look ahead to Thursday night's potential storms, some Marshall County families are still picking up the pieces from a tornado that tore through Albertville last week. Byron Goodson, who lives on Nixon Chapel Road in Albertville, had damage to his home. He was in good spirits, though, as he cle


Tornado Watch For Parts Of Central Alabama Coming Very Soon

NWS Birmingham is currently on a call with the Storm Prediction Center about the issuance of a tornado watch for the western parts of the area. Tornado watch should be issued before 4:00 pm CDT.


Mueller report: ‘Alabama governor’ mentioned in special counsel report

A brief mention of a proposed meeting between Russian officials, then-U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions and the governor of Alabama is included in the report issued today from special counsel Robert Mueller.


Cherokee County Arrest Files for Thursday

Justin Lane McKnight, age 20 – Fraudulent Use of a Credit Card (four counts) and Failure to Appear on a prior charge of Unlawful Possession of Marijuana 2nd Degree;. Wesley Shawn Guffey, age 39 – Unlawful Possession of Marijuana 2nd Degree and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.


Severe weather threats across Alabama on Thursday

Forecasters said Alabama could be hit by severe weather on Thursday night and into Friday morning. The National Weather Service in Birmingham said damaging straight line winds are the primary threat, but brief tornadoes are also possible. The agency urged Alabamians to have multiple ways to get warn


Jones authors bills impacting sheriff's office

Sen. Andrew Jones, R-Centre, authored five bills this legislative session that he says will “increase accountability and efficiency of taxpayer dollars in Etowah County law enforcement,” according to a press release.


Cherokee County Board Of Education Meeting

The Cherokee County School Board met in regular session on Thursday. The board received for review a copy of the February 2019 Bank Reconciliation, Cash Balance and Financial Report in addition to a copy of the accounts payable for March, 2019.


Wallace Hall opens after undergoing latest renovations

Wallace Hall, one of the busiest venues in Etowah County, opened again to the public this month after another round of renovations. The Gadsden State building turned 50 years old last year, and Molly Page, Wallace Hall’s general manager and an adjunct theater instructor, said storm damage opened the


Small fire ‘started with lighter’ reported in Mt. Vernon Homes

On Monday, Child’s play with a lighter led to a small fire in Boaz. After a child at Mt. Vernon Homes found a lighter, he decided to play with it by the kitchen trash, Boaz Fire Chief Jeff Beck said. Shortly after, Beck said the child had melted plastic, then the fire got out of hand and smoke fille


Parks and rec director performs wedding for family member

Jayda Owens and Scott Wood of White Plains had been together for four years, but decided on the spur of the moment to get married this week. However, Calhoun County’s Probate Office no longer performs marriage ceremonies.


Trump Approves Disaster Declaration For North Alabama, Cherokee County

Some further disaster relief in Cherokee County is on its way thanks to President Donald Trump. The White House announced on Wednesday that President Trump approved a major disaster declaration which would make federal funding available for repair work related to the natural disasters that have affe